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Degrees & Programs

Honors Program


As an undergraduate honors student at the College of Social Work, you have the opportunity to  graduate with Honors Research Distinction. View our 2017 Honors Students’ Thesis Presentation Titles.

The honors program is available to a small group of outstanding students who have distinguished themselves through superior academic performance. The program provides you the opportunity to engage in one-on-one research work with a faculty advisor to write a thesis reflecting your area of interest. The basic requirements are as follows:

  • Achieve a grade point average of at least 3.4 for admission to the honors program.
  • Complete a minimum of three honors-level General Education courses during the pre-major curriculum.
  • Enroll and earn credit in the necessary pre-major honors courses in order to be considered for honors status.
  • Complete three honors research courses (Social Work 3401E, 3402E & 4996H) and 10 credits of thesis work (Social Work 4999H) during the major curriculum.
  • Maintain a 3.4 GPA in all College and University coursework to maintain honors status.
  • Successfully complete a thesis in order to graduate with Honors Research Distinction.

If you are interested in the honors program, please contact Andréa Severson (, Academic Advisor, 306C Stillman Hall, 614-292-7488